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CFPs and What Else?

Some might have noticed that the research group isn’t organizing many conferences at the moment – it’s because we’re all busy writing our thesises, books, articles, etc… But luckily the medieval gaming universe isn’t boring like us – there are many exciting CFP and new publications’ opportunities happening, so please have a look if anything’s up your alley: La Poésie en temps de guerre : représentations du conflit et construction de l’identité à la fin du Moyen Âge, organized by Daisy Delogu (University of …

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Arbeiten, beten, feiern – Der May der Confraternitas Saint-Anne de Notre-Dame de Paris

Von Sophie Matulla und Charlotte Feidicker Während eines Praktikums (Wissenschaft/Mittelalter) am Deutschen Historischen Institut Paris im Zeitraum vom 01.05.-30.06.2018 haben sich Sophie Matulla (Universität Hamburg) und Charlotte Feidicker (Universität Münster) unter der Antleitung von Dr. Vanina Kopp mit Quellen der Bruderschaft St. Anne von Notre-Dame in Paris (1449-1712) beschäftigt. Der hier veröffentliche Beitrag ist aus der Quellenarbeit heraus entstanden. „Item, la coustume est que le jour St-Marc, apres disner, de despendre le May qui est devant Nostre-Dame et le rependre dedans la chappelle. Et …

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C’est la rentrée 2018

Alors que nous revenons toutes et tous lentement vers nos projets après la pause bénéfique de l’été, je me permets de relancer ce carnet pour une nouvelle année universitaire. Dans les semaines à venir, chères lectrices et chers lecteurs, vous allez avoir le plaisir de découvrir un long article sur les fêtes et jeux des confréries parisiennes, un article pour lequel les sources ont été analysés par deux ex stagiaires ici au sein de l’IHA (non, je n’en profite certainement pas pour vous encourager …

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Conference Series: In Global Transit

Against the background of the continuing debate on global migration and its consequences, the German Historical Institutes in Washington, D.C. and London, in cooperation with the newly established Branch Offices in Berkeley (GHI West), New Delhi (India Branch Office) and Peking (China Branch Office), have developed a series of conferences on historical flight and migration research. This way, the Max Weber Foundation aims to contribute to the analysis of these socially relevant and currently much discussed topics. The great potential provided by the new … Continue reading „Conference Series: In Global Transit“

Summer Readings

With the conference season finally coming to an end, academics or other researchers might want to reflect and think back on past events. I want to draw your attention to two opportunities for summer readings with reports on past events accessible online: – the reports on sessions of the International Medieval Congress 2018 in Leeds are online. Some are even written by your humble scribe of these few lines, so some do even concern medieval games and competitions. Don’t forget to check them out! …

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IMC Leeds 2018

It’s that time of the year when many medievalists gather in the English city of Leeds to proceed to the annual International Medieval Conference, taking place from July 2nd to July 5th 2018. This year’s celebrating the 25th return of the conference with the thematic strand « Memory ». Out of 1903 (!!!) proposed sessions, this post will shed some light on the sessions dealing with medieval games and play. But, before going through the program, please allow me to advertise the initivite run by our …

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Out now: Educative Games and Ludic Knowledge II

We are delighted to announce the publication of the second volume of the proceedings of the 2015 conference « Jeux éducatifs et savoirs ludiques dans l’occident médiéval », edited by Francesca Aceto and Vanina Kopp! Just as the first one, the review Ludica. Annali di storia e civiltà del gioco did an amazing job in creating a beautiful object, and our contributors gave all their best for making their articles an interesting read! Here ‘s the summary of volume II, in Ludica 23 (2017): Jeux éducatifs …

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Upcoming event

Interrogating Marginality: Education and the Urban
Venue: National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore
Dates:  12-14 November, 2018
We are organising a two-day interactive workshops for junior scholars, a masterclass and a panel discussion at Nat…

Call for Junior and Senior Fellowships

The M.S. Merian – R. Tagore International Centre for Advanced Studies “Metamorphoses of the Political: Comparative Perspectives on the Long Twentieth Century” (ICAS:MP) has released a call for applications for Junior and Senior Fellowships (2018 and 2…

Calls for Applications

ICAS: MP is hiring staff and aim at filling the following vacant positions in their Delhi office:
Programme Officer Finance (full time)
Project Assistant (full time)
PR Assistant with Social Media Focus (30%)
All job advertisments can also be found on…

India Research Programme

The India Research Programme of the Max Weber Stiftung began in 2013 with the Transnational Research Group (TRG) Poverty Reduction and Policy for the Poor between the State and Private Actors: Education Policy in India since the Nineteenth Century. It has now diversified into a number of research projects and activities. The India Branch Office of the Max Weber Stiftung was set up in New Delhi in 2014 with the goal of conducting, in cooperation with partners from Indian academic institutions, research in the … Continue reading „India Research Programme“

Conference 14-17 February 2018: Games and Competitions in Medieval Societies

  Click here to get the conference program ! Presentation Particular games and contexts have attracted wide interest in recent research. But further studies are needed on the cultural history of the ludic in pre-modern societies, with its all-pervasive character and relevance throughout society. The goal of this conference is to explore the elementary meanings of ludic aspects of leisure time in medieval societies, notably examining their agonistic character, in sport and in societal competition. In medieval life, games and competitions were spaces for power plays, communication, …

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Francesca Aceto (EHESS)

“Scientifici duelli”. Reflections on the relationship between game, science and competition during the era of the Great Italian Wars (XV-XVIth centuries) The role of military imagination in the history of Western thought has been an essential question, making it a focus of recent research. The case of Italy during the 15th and 16th centuries offers us particularly significant examples, and deserves special attention. This involves an interrogation of the source of this ‘sentiment du fer’ (Pascal Briost) which, if spread at the end of …

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Anna Akasoy (Graduate Center, CUNY)

Playing with Birds of Prey at Medieval Muslim Courts The book of Adham and Ghitrif, one of the oldest preserved treatises on falconry in Arabic, begins with a chapter on ‘the first who played with birds of prey’. The anonymous author of Umayyad times offers a compilation of anecdotes about Persian, Byzantine, Arab and Visigothic rulers who discovered independently the practice of hunting with different species of birds of prey. Their interactions with the birds as well as with each other reflect the multiple …

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